Anywho...not the point of this post.
I've been wondering about the whole art journal thing recently, I browse YouTube frequently for tutorials and tips and tricks etc...and there is a tonne of art journal stuff all over the place! I'm not entirely sure I get it? Know what I mean? I write in a journal and sketch in my sketchbooks, and the point of an art journal is to record your life/surroundings/inspirations/art-supply-trying/etc, and that's pretty much a sketchbook to me...so?
But I've been going through some shit for the last year, in fact about 2-3 years, and am finding that I need another way to release this crap that I've been dealing with, that's not on Mark at least. (God bless my husbands unrelenting patience to my utter craziness), But I think it's time I take the burden of my shit off his kind ears and put it somewhere else.
One of the things I'm dealing with, and yes this is personal and a bit, (okay a LOT), uncomfortable for me, but I figure no one has commented yet...I'm not sure you all exist out there! Lol! So it doesn't matter...anywho, off topic...one of the things I'm dealing with is my self esteem, self worth, what I think of me. Weird perhaps to some, not so weird in the overall world picture. It's the joys of growing up with a very emotional abusive family, and I have some baggage...Lol...okay, okay...a LOT of baggage.
So I've decided to give this a go, to try it on for size. I do write fairly consistently in a journal, but also as a songwriter, it's helpful to write and sing out a lot of frustrations/shit in a band where they let me do what I want! But art wise, I find myself stuck from time to time. Not stuck for inspiration, but some days I just don't want to do some big project. But I ALWAYS have the itch to create something, so why not put it into a book form of art that you never have expectations of, that you just sort of go with and just do. I've ALSO decided to make this an affirmation type book too. For me. Daily quotes and inspirations that make me happy, that make me feel good, that are about the things I love. For me. No one else.
So I may not show you "good" art work here, but I look forward to the messages each day that I create in this book, I look forward to what's going to happen as I go and who knows maybe some of these will BE good art work...maybe they'll inspire other things, maybe I'll have a cool selection of sketch/journal books one day, that someone will peek through and wonder how i managed so well, while being completely out of my mind...